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Voter Information

Elections in the Township of Nutley are overseen by the Municipal Clerk's Office. If you have any questions with regard to voting or the information which follows, please contact (973) 284-4955.

Township of Nutley Polling Locations

2020 Election Dates

Date Election Polls Open
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Municipal Election VOTE BY MAIL
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (New Date) Primary Election 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Election
School Board Election
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Municipal Elections are held every 4 years.  The next General Municipal Election will be held on May 12, 2020

Election Information and Notices

Nutley Elks Lodge, 224 Chestnut Street
TO: Knights of Columbus, 150 Chestnut Street


Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #105, on March 19, 2020, ordering that elections including our Municipal Election scheduled for May 12, 2020 shall be conducted solely by VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT. 

As such, there will NOT be any polling locations open on May 12, 2020.  You will receive your vote by mail ballot on or about April 21st. You can vote anytime once you receive your ballot through May 12, 2020<

All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail.

  1. Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions. Postage is prepaid.
  2. You can vote for up to 5 candidates for the Board of Commissioners.
  3. Be sure to sign and date your ballot where indicated.
  4. Mail your voted ballot back in the return envelope provided. Your ballot must be postmarked by May 12th.

View a short informational video from the County Clerk’s Office that will assist you with your vote by mail ballot:


Election Results

Voter Registration

Who Can Register to Vote: To register in New Jersey you must meet the following requirements:

  • you are a United States citizen,
  • you will be 18 years old by the next election,
  • you will be a resident of the county for 30 days before the election.

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law or have been adjudged mentally incompetent.

If you have recently moved to Nutley and need to register to vote, registration forms are available at the Municipal Clerk’s Office, (973) 284-4955.  Or download and complete a Voter Registration Application .

  • Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application to the Essex County Commissioner of Registration at PO Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690
  • Present the application in person at the Essex County Clerk's Office - 465 Martin Luther King Blvd, Room 247 in Newark.

The registration deadline to vote at the next election is twenty-one (21) days prior to Election Day.

You can change your party affiliation up to fifty-five (55) days before a primary election and still vote in that Primary Election.

You can declare your party affiliation at the polls when you go to vote in your FIRST Primary Election.

Any registered New Jersey voter can vote by mail in any election for any reason.  A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot and returning the application to the Essex County Clerk .  To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk seven (7) days prior to the election.

The polls are open from 6:00AM to 8:00PM on both Primary and General Elections